Naval warfare questions This is a list of recently added questions about naval warfare. Which country took part in the largest naval conflict since World War II? United Kingdom. The Falklands War was the largest naval conflict after 1945. All other major wars after World War II (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq etc.) were fought on land.Created by: Kinga Hsea battles riddles »average 63% United KingdomUnited Kingdom9432United StatesUnited States3671Soviet UnionSoviet Union1241FranceFrance405 HMS Victory is the only surviving example of a ship of the line. Where does the name "of the line" come from?She could be used to form a line of battle. The line of battle was a naval tactic in which ships form a line, so each ship can fire its broadside without fear of hitting a friendly ship. As breaking of the line ruined this tactics, only the powerful ships (called "ship of the line") were used.Created by: ex-terminatorships riddles »hard 48% she could be used to form a line of battleshe could be used to form a line of battle2819she sailed through regular routeshe sailed through regular route1290she had a lot of lines in riggingshe had a lot of lines in rigging975she shared the same design with several other vesselsshe shared the same design with several other vessels729 In naval warfare of the Age of Sail, what was the most desired way to fire at the enemy?Fire towards stern. Although each shot of raking fire is more likely to miss the target, it will cause more damage when successful. In addition, the targeted ship will have few or no guns able to return fire. A stern rake tends to be more damaging than a bow rake because the shots are not deflected by the curved and strengthened bow.Created by: Hitter smasherAge of Sail riddles »very hard 36% fire towards sternfire towards stern1176fire towards bowfire towards bow552fire towards port sidefire towards port side1156fire towards starboardfire towards starboard355 What was the typical attack method of Roman Navy?Boarding. Since the Romans were primarily a land-based army, they lost several sea battles due to lack of naval skills. The corvus, a boarding ramp with two steel spikes, was the Roman answer to this problem. It secured Roman naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea for several centuries.Created by: globalquiz.organcient Rome riddles »hard 51% rammingramming3361boardingboarding5816using fireshipsusing fireships1126using spearersusing spearers1054 Why in the past were European ships built with high wooden "castles" fore and aft?To improve ship defense. These were built to better resist boarding, commonly used in the naval warfare (especially by pirates). Boarders needed to attack these castles with great difficulty, while archers or harquebusiers could sweep the enemy decks.Created by: globalquiz.orgnavy riddles »hard 49% to have better viewto have better view1318to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily957to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense5293to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability3030 Play technology quiz and see all the questions.